Judge Not

Judge Not

One of the ways that we harm ourselves and others is by judging. Judging is an instinctive but unhelpful mental habit that poisons our capacity to love. When we do not love, we and others suffer. Judging comes in several…

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Let Go

Let Go

Frustration, resentments, regrets, fear, and negativity poison our well-being. Learn to let go to prevent unnecessary suffering. How do you let go? First see the cost of wanting to change what cannot be changed. See your suffering from grasping. Notice…

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Self-Love

Self-Love

Addiction starts and ends with a lack of self-love. Why would we destroy ourselves if there was not a part of ourselves that did not love us? Recovery starts and ends with self-love. If we truly loved ourselves completely, would…

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Phases Of Readdiction

Phases of Readdiction

I tend not to use the word “Relapse” anymore because it implies that readdicting is an all-or-nothing phenomenon. In reality, people return to addicting to varying degrees. It is more realistic to speak of a recurrence of addicting, or "readdicting."…

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Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery

Refuge recovery is a Buddhist approach to recovery following the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism 1. Life involves suffering. 2. Suffering is due cravings. Or rather to our addiction to satisfying cravings for pleasure and cravings to avoid pain. 3.…

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